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Bill Richardson
governor.state.nm.us

Another Potential ‘First’ Joins the Race

Add another potential milestone to the growing list: Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) is running for president. Richardson, who would be the first Hispanic president if elected, also served as energy secretary and a diplomat.

Posted on Jan 21, 2007 READ MORE


Edwards Aide Denounces Bush’s ‘Total Bull’

John Edwards’ new campaign manager, David Bonior, introduced himself to supporters Wednesday by calling President Bush’s assertion that Congress can’t stop him from sending more troops to Iraq “total bull.” In a fiery e-mail, Bonior went on to chastise Democrats for not cutting off funds for Bush’s escalation of the war: “If you hear a member of Congress say ‘non-binding resolution,’ then you’re really hearing them say ‘pass the buck.’ ”

Posted on Jan 17, 2007 READ MORE


Chuck Hagel
AP Photo / Gerald Herbert

Robert Scheer: Chuck Hagel for President!

If it ever narrows down to a choice between Chuck Hagel and some Democratic hack who hasn’t the guts to fundamentally challenge the president on Iraq, then the conservative Republican from Nebraska will have my vote. Yes, the war is that important.

Posted on Jan 16, 2007 READ MORE


Giuliani
gothamgazette.com

Giuliani’s Campaign Strategy in the Wild

Likely presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani’s campaign has soured before it even began, after a strategic black book went missing. The document outlines the former New York mayor’s fund-raising plans, as well as his weaknesses, offering an edge to prospective opponents.

Posted on Jan 3, 2007 READ MORE


Edwards

Edwards on the Issues

Democrat John Edwards came out swinging on Friday’s “Hardball,” taking a swipe at the president, the war, the economy and even civic pride. But how will John Kerry’s former running mate fare against principled Dennis Kucinich or the Clinbama juggernaut that’s been gobbling up all the fund-raisers and media coverage it can find?
Full Disclosure: Edwards is a Truthdig advertiser.

Posted on Jan 2, 2007 READ MORE


Froma Harrop: Obama, Say-Nothing Superstar

Americans would do well to get over their adolescent crush on the Illinois Democrat and be receptive to less glamorous contenders who carry real messages.

Posted on Dec 26, 2006 READ MORE


Bayh
indystar.com

Bayh Not Running in ‘08

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) has announced he won’t run for president. The moderate said facing so-called political celebrities like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama made the odds “longer than I felt I could responsibly pursue.”

Posted on Dec 17, 2006 READ MORE


John McCain
gwb.nwblog.com

McCain Hates Blogs

Sen. John McCain has launched an assault against the independent blogosphere by introducing legislation that would, among other things, make bloggers responsible for comments and copyrighted material posted on their sites, with fines of up to $300,000.

Posted on Dec 14, 2006 READ MORE


Frist
ahoythere05.blogspot.com

Frist Won’t Run for President

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist upset expectations Thursday by announcing he wouldn’t run for president in 2008.  The field is thinning, but only slightly, with names like McCain, Giuliani, Romney, Brownback, Huckabee and even Gingrich still in the mix on the GOP side.

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 READ MORE


Mr. Fish - McCain’s Campaign Promise

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Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE    


McCain

McCain Marches to the Right

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) continued his Jekyll and Hyde routine Sunday on “ABC This Week,” contradicting his once moderate positions with pre-campaign right-wing pandering.  McCain said he would like to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, and noted his plan to send more troops to Iraq would “put a terrible strain on the Army,” but said it would be better than losing the war.

Posted on Nov 19, 2006 READ MORE


Kerry Limps On

John Kerry told Fox News he’s still considering a run for the presidency, despite the fiasco over his now-infamous botched joke: “The people that I have talked to across the country, my team’s confident and strong.”

Posted on Nov 19, 2006 READ MORE


Thompson and Bush
theepochtimes.com

Tommy Thompson Wants a Promotion

Add former secretary for Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson to the growing list of likely Republican presidential candidates in ‘08.  Like John McCain and Rudy Giuliani before him, Thompson has announced plans to form an exploratory committee, signaling his intention to run.

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


John McCain
interet-general.info

McCain Gears Up to Run

Though he hasn’t made any official announcement, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) plans to launch a presidential exploratory committee—the first step toward running for the highest office in the land.

Posted on Nov 11, 2006 READ MORE


ENTER_ALT_TEXT
news.bbc.co.uk

The Dean Machine

It seems like just yesterday that Karl Rove was touted as a campaign genius.  Now Britain’s Labour Party is tapping Howard Dean for his election wisdom.

Posted on Nov 11, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Campaign ‘06—Goodbye and Good Riddance

A few things from this season that I will miss: Katherine Harris wearing less and less blue eye shadow as she went through her Senate race; waking up each morning to a new GOP indictment; and the head of the House’s exploited children panel being revealed as a child exploiter.

Posted on Nov 6, 2006 READ MORE


Slime awards

Political Slime Awards

Slate offers these nominees for the slimiest campaign ads of 2006.

Posted on Nov 5, 2006 READ MORE


Racial Ads Linked to Smear Artist

The recent spate of racially charged ads against Rep. Harold Ford Jr. have been linked to a Rove acolyte and veteran hitman with a history of dirty campaigning.

Posted on Oct 27, 2006 READ MORE


Jungle Drums

Anti-Harold Ford Ad Features Jungle Drums

Just how racist can Bob Corker get? The GOP Senate candidate has produced a radio ad that features African-sounding jungle drums at every mention of his opponent, Rep. Harold Ford, who is black.

  • Earlier: The RNC runs an anti-Ford TV ad that plays on sex-related racism

  • Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Marie Cocco: Cash Bash 2006

    The McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill has proved about as effective a barrier as tissue paper in keeping special-interest money out of elections.

    Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Google Earth
    C|net News

    Google Maps the Election

    Google will release an election tool for its popular 3-D mapping software “Google Earth,” enabling users to view congressional districts and related campaign information.

    Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


    capital
    mit.edu

    Democrats Within Striking Distance of Senate Control

    When Harry Reid said it would take a miracle for Democrats to regain control of the Senate, party operatives focused their hopes on the House. But recent events have Democratic challengers surging in polls.

    Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Schwarzenegger
    geektimes.com

    Schwarzenegger Pumps Up Campaign

    Despite a consistent lead in the polls and a war chest twice the size of his opponent’s, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger just gave his campaign $3.5 million of his own money, leaving some strategists scratching their heads.

    Posted on Oct 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Electronic Voting Woes

    A former legislator and critic of Maryland’s elections board received a copy of Diebold’s computer code along with an anonymous letter criticizing the management of state elections.  The incident adds to a growing list of concerns over Diebold’s troubled voting equipment. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

    Posted on Oct 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Tables Turned
    From the N.Y. Times

    ‘Stay the Course’ Backfiring for GOP’ers

    In stark contrast to the 2002 and 2004 campaigns, Democrats in races all over the country are now pummeling their GOP opponents for advocating a “stay the course” stance in the failed Iraq war. Karl Rove’s strategy of trying to turn a weakness into a strength is backfiring big-time.

    Posted on Oct 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Republicans Revise Election Estimates

    A top GOP strategist has said Republicans may lose as many as 30 House seats in the coming election.  Democrats need to pick up 15 seats to take control.

    Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: Ring the Bell for a Texas Democrat

    Between an unabashedly clueless Kinky Friedman and Rick “The Coiffure” Perry, the Texas governor’s race is screaming for a dark-horse candidate.

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Al Franken

    ‘Daily Show’: Senator Al Franken?

    Al Franken dropped in on Wednesday’s “Daily Show,” where Jon Stewart asked the comedian and radio host whether he would indeed run against Sen. Norm Coleman in the 2008 election.  Although Franken said he was still making up his mind, he added: “I’ve moved to Minnesota, I’ve been there since January 1st.  You don’t move to Minnesota January 1st unless you’re serious.”

    Posted on Sep 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Campaign 2006: The Issues, the Stakes, the Prospects

    The choices are stark, the consequences are momentous, writes a public policy professor at UC Berkeley, who argues that the November elections will be the most significant in a generation.

    Posted on Sep 24, 2006 READ MORE


    California's Governor
    sciam.com

    GOP Governors Campaign on Progressive Issues

    Not surprisingly, Republican governors have been veering to the left in a bid to capture votes.  From California to Maryland, issues like the minimum wage, the environment and healthcare have gotten a boost in recent months.

    Posted on Sep 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Left, Right & Center

    Left, Right & Center

    Join Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller for a lively discussion on the week in politics, policy and culture.  This week: Campaign Kickoff and Labor Day Blues.

    Posted on Sep 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Stephen Colbert

    Colbert Campaigns for Tom DeLay

    The Hammer has his hands full defending himself in court, but he?s still on the ballot in Texas, so Stephen Colbert was kind enough to make a campaign ad for him.  The prayer Tom DeLay says he made before having his mug shot taken, that ?people see Christ through me,? serves as the inspiration for the ad.

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Daily Kos: Why Lieberman Website Crashed

    Aides to Sen. Joe Lieberman accused Ned Lamont’s campaign Tuesday morning—with no evidence—of attacking and bringing down Lieberman’s website. But Markos (of Daily Kos) seems to have found the real culprit: Lieberman’s $15-a-month web hosting company went down, along with all its clients. (Thanks to reader “publius” for the link.)
    Check out Lieberman’s unfounded accusations
    What an oddly petty conclusion to a race that has hinged on the most consequential of all topics.

    Posted on Aug 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Campaign Finance Effort Resumes, Without McCain

    The Arizona senator has withdrawn his co-sponsorship of a public financing bill that he and Sen. Russ Feingold (along with two House reps) had long championed. People close to the situation say McCain dropped his support because he is likely to run for president and may end up not abiding by public financing rules.
    We’ve known for some time that McCain has been doing all sorts of unseemly things in an attempt to lock up the nomination.

    Posted on Jul 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Daily Kos: Lieberman Campaign Comes Unhinged Over Ad

    Markos gets a huge laugh out of Sen. Lieberman’s response to challenger Ned Lamont’s latest campaign ad. (The ad Kos links to—which The Hotline called potentially “legendary”—is a must-see.)

    Posted on Jun 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Supreme Court Rejects Vermont’s Campaign Finance Law

    This is a complicated issue. We’ll let the Washington Post take it: “The Supreme Court struck down Vermont’s strict limits on campaign contributions and spending yesterday, in a splintered ruling that left intact the constitutional basis of current campaign finance laws but may make it difficult to put new curbs on money in politics.”

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Katherine Harris spoof video

    The Rejected Katherine Harris Campaign Video

    Check out the wickedly satirical video that’s leading the pack in this month’s Huffington Post “Contagious Festival.”

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
    AP / Guillermo Arias

    Tom Hayden: Mexico’s Presidential Front-Runner May Roil U.S. Conservatives

    Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is waging a progressive populist campaign for his country’s presidency, has some plans sure to incense U.S. conservatives in border states: redrafting the free-trade aspects of NAFTA that force Mexicans to emigrate northward; turning every Mexican consulate in the U.S. into a legal aid center to defend immigrant rights; and vocal opposition to the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Corporate Donations Shift Left

    Companies in the insurance, pharmaceuticals and tobacco industries are boosting their share of contributions to Democrats this year, an indication that the traditionally Republican-friendly donors suspect Dems may soon end up holding the reins of power.

    Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


    The Clean Money Campaign Needs Your Help

    A law working its way through the California Legislature would provide for full public funding of credible candidates in statewide races. This is the real-deal way to eliminate the ruinous influence of huge campaign contributions in elections. It’s already working in a few states, and a victory in California could start a nationwide revolution. Check it out. Sign a petition. Join the cause.

    Posted on Jun 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: Reform the System Or Lose the Democracy

    Kenny Lay paid heaps in campaign contributions to use our president as his “errand boy,” and democracy faltered.

    Posted on May 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Petition Circulating Against U.S. Aggression in Iran

    As the White House’s campaign against Iran heats up, the Campaign for Peace and Democracy is gathering signatures in support of its statement “IRAN: Neither U.S. Aggression nor Theocratic Repression.”

    Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Laura Bush: Don’t Campaign on Gay Marriage Amendment

    The First Lady welcomes the debate over the issue, but says it should not “be used as a campaign tool, obviously.”
    Guess it wasn’t “obvious” to her husband when he was campaigning for reelection in 2004.

    Posted on May 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Conservatives Kill Proposal to Scan All Shipping Containers

    If you need more proof that right-wing lawmakers care a helluva lot more about their ties to industry than about safeguarding the country, read this post.

    Posted on Apr 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Ned Lamont
    From the YaleDailyNews.com

    Ned Lamont, Insurgent

    The political neophyte at the center of the country’s most-watched Senate primary race says it’s the mainstream media that trivialize campaigns, while the blogs dig into issues. Read the exclusive Truthdig interview.

    Posted on Apr 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Robert Scheer: Top Spys Story on Prewar Intel Is Finally Told

    A jaded media ignores CBS’ well-documented revelation that the CIA clearly informed Bush that Saddam Hussein had no WMD program.

    Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore at a DNC fundraiser
    AP / John Marshall Mantel

    Gore Revs Up Global Warming Campaign

    The former vice president is going high profile with his climate-change film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Speculation is rife that he is using the issue as a stalking horse for the White House in 2008.
    Check out an early review of the movie.

    Posted on Apr 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: The Daily Drip of Special Favors for Special Interests

    “While the top Bushies lunge about test-driving new wars…Congress just keeps right on cranking out those corporate goodies.”

    Posted on Apr 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Immigration Becoming Big 2008 Issue

    Pretenders to the White House are all staking out positions on what they expect to be a hot topic come next election.
    Check out Truthdig’s Marc Cooper for the skinny on the underlying issue.

    Posted on Mar 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Bernie_Sanders
    From Bernie.org

    Bernie Sanders’ Independent Revolution

    In this March 2006 Truthdig Interview Bernie Sanders discusses his quest to become the junior senator from Vermont. Sanders, the U.S. House’s sole Independent and only socialist, defeated his opponent Richard Tarrant in a landslide victory and is now Senator-elect.

    Posted on Mar 22, 2006 READ MORE


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